Tuesday, March 20, 2007

It's Baaaaack....

The Hood River Weather site is back after 3 frustrating days trying to get the web space restored. To make a long story short, I called my web hosting company Saturday to report that whereas they thought I had reached my web space quota of 20 MB, I could only see about 2 MB of files in there. So, they suggested, what the heck, let's just delete the whole webspace and then I could simply re-upload the files to a newly created space. Sounded really simple in theory. 72 hours later, lots of emails back and forth, and... the site returns.

Anyway, the far more important thing that has returned today is "Spring". The vernal equinox (more or less equal day and night) officially arrived at 5:07 pm, and not a moment too soon.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Technical Difficulties

The Hood River Weather site is currently off line for anywhere from several hours to a day or so. Technical difficulties at the company that hosts the site should be cleared up by Monday or sooner. Sorry about the downtime.

Meanwhile, our weather station is still working, and you can access the station's current (and historical) data at Weather Underground.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

70 Degrees

The high today reached 70 degrees, tying the record high for the date set in 1965. The forecast calls for cooler temps and possible rain Monday and Tuesday, then warmer and drier through next weekend.

And the sun, for some reason, is setting about an hour later. Gotta love these longer evenings!

The current web poll asks how you access the internet. Hopefully most people visiting the HR Weather site are using broadband; it is definitely not dial-up friendly.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Monday Monday

A beautiful sunny day today, the high almost made 60 degrees. No wind, and it was a bit hazy. It figures this would happen on a Monday, the past weekend was generally cool, with high fog that just barely burnt off late in the afternoon. But we still got some yard stuff done this weekend: shrub trimming, the first lawn mowing, and the first plantings in the vegetable garden (snow peas and radishes).

Looks like another nice day tomorrow and then rain returns Wednesday thru...

The web poll this week is regarding phone services; specifically, do you have a land line only, cell phone only, or both. I guess I should have included VOIP (voice over internet protocol), but if you have that, just answer "Neither", as it's hard to imagine that anyone has absolutely no phone service of any kind in this day and age. Although that does sound appealing sometimes.

We have both types of phones currently, but I've been watching our usage pattern vs pricing, and right now "land line plus 1 cell phone" is almost exactly equal to "2 cell phones and no land line". It's interesting that some developing countries are skipping land line development entirely and going straight to cellular.